Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photo is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. The family is sitting on a porch swing. Mom is wearing a white sweater and denim jeans. Dad is wearing a grey sweater and denim jeans. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

When I was planning my mini sessions this year I had, what I like to think of as a brilliant idea.  You see, I’ve always struggled with mini sessions; to offer them or not, where to shoot them, backdrop or au naturale, how much to charge, what’s included, do I really want to do this at all?  You name it, I asked it.  But what I slowly (embarrassingly so) realized is that it’s the perfect opportunity to meet new families who don’t have the time for a one to two photo session or who may not be able to squeeze a full shoot into their budget.  I get it!

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photo is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. The family is sitting on a porch swing. Mom is wearing a white sweater and denim jeans. Dad is wearing a grey sweater and denim jeans. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photo is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. The family is sitting on a porch swing. Mom is wearing a white sweater and denim jeans. Dad is wearing a grey sweater and denim jeans. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Back to that brilliant idea I was talking about…. I am now offering my mini sessions as just that, shorter, less expensive versions of the in-home sessions I typically offer through out the year.  My families don’t hire me for my awesome studio backdrops and props.  I don’t have these things anyway, hah!  No, they hire me for beautifully lit, more candid moments between their family members.  I want to spend the short 15 minutes we have with one another focusing on YOU and the relationships sitting right there in front of my camera.

 

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Rocky Point, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a mustard yellow sweater and red lipstick. Dad is wearing a blue sweater and denim jeans. Their son is wearing a long sleeve green t-shirt with a blue puffy vest. Their home is decorated for the fall with a wreath on the front door. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard. is wearing a mustard yellow sweater and red lipstick. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Rocky Point, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a mustard yellow sweater and red lipstick. Dad is wearing a blue sweater and denim jeans. Their son is wearing a long sleeve green t-shirt with a blue puffy vest. Their home is decorated for the fall with a wreath on the front door. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard. .

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Rocky Point, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a mustard yellow sweater and red lipstick. Dad is wearing a blue sweater and denim jeans. Their son is wearing a long sleeve green t-shirt with a blue puffy vest. Their home is decorated for the fall with a wreath on the front door. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard. is wearing a mustard yellow sweater and red lipstick. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Back to that brilliant idea I was talking about…. I am now offering my mini sessions as just that, shorter, less expensive versions of the in-home sessions I typically offer through out the year.  My families don’t hire me for my awesome studio backdrops and props.  I don’t have these things anyway, hah!  No, they hire me for beautifully lit, more candid moments between their family members.  I want to spend the short 15 minutes we have with one another focusing on YOU and the relationships sitting right there in front of my camera.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Leland, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a mustard yellow top and blue denim jeans. Dad is wearing a green plaid button up and denim jeans. Their daughter is wearing a pink shirt and blue pants while holding her stuffed bunny rabbit. Their home is decorated for the fall with pumpkins on the porch. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Leland, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a mustard yellow top and blue denim jeans. Dad is wearing a green plaid button up and denim jeans. Their daughter is wearing a pink shirt and blue pants while holding her stuffed bunny rabbit. Their home is decorated for the fall with pumpkins on the porch. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Leland, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a mustard yellow top and blue denim jeans. Dad is wearing a green plaid button up and denim jeans. Their daughter is wearing a pink shirt and blue pants while holding her stuffed bunny rabbit. Their home is decorated for the fall with pumpkins on the porch. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

You’re probably thinking ‘our yard looks terrible’, ‘we don’t have a porch, it’s more of a stoop’, ‘I’ll need to landscape’.   No.  No you absolutely do not need to do that.  Over the past few years I’ve found that most people are more comfortable being photographed in the comfort of their own homes, whether we are on their couch or in the yard.  Dads and children especially.  So when everyone is comfortable and happy, the only thing that anyone will focus on are the laughs and emotion during that time.  Also, I consider myself a professional mover so I move anything I don’t want in the photos.  I got this.  You just sit back and have a fun time with your people.  So throw off your shoes, get cozy, and lets just have some fun people!

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a dusty rose dress and black combat boots with a flat top hat. Dad is wearing a blue sweater and denim jeans. Their daughters are wearing a yellow and black outfits from Mini Boden. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a dusty rose dress and black combat boots with a flat top hat. Dad is wearing a blue sweater and denim jeans. Their daughters are wearing a yellow and black outfits from Mini Boden. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Mom is wearing a dusty rose dress and black combat boots with a flat top hat. Dad is wearing a blue sweater and denim jeans. Their daughters are wearing a yellow and black outfits from Mini Boden. Their photos are taken outside on their front porch and in their front yard.

I just started offering Front Porch Mini Sessions this fall and I’m already excited about next year!  Keep in mind that I only offer minis twice a year, in the spring for Mother’s Day and then again in the fall, just before the holidays.  You know, the perfect time for holiday cards!

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. The entire family is wearing Vans. Their photos are taken outside in their front yard and on a dock in their neighborhood.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. The entire family is wearing Vans. Their photos are taken outside in their front yard and on a dock in their neighborhood.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. The entire family is wearing Vans. Their photos are taken outside in their front yard and on a dock in their neighborhood.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. The entire family is wearing Vans. Their photos are taken outside in their front yard and on a dock in their neighborhood.

So throw your shoes off and let’s have some fun!  There are limited times available (generally only 6-8) so you’ll want be sure to get on my email list to be the first to know when they are being offered.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Their photos are taken outside in their front yard.

Fine-art, lifestyle photography on film. Leanne Haskins is a maternity, newborn, and family photographer located in Wilmington, North Carolina. These portraits are caught on Kodak film using a Canon EOS 1V 35mm camera and a medium format Contax645. All film is bought, processed, and scanned with Richard Photo Lab. This family photos is from a fall front porch mini session at the client’s home in Wilmington, North Carolina. Their photos are taken outside in their front yard.

 

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